What To Expect

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Hands-on Work

This is a course for self-starters. Our team, which has been embedded in the area for months, will give you the lay of the land and point you in the right direction. But it’s up to you to be enterprising and find a handful of stories you think you can spend the week on. You’ll want to be mobile—we recommend having a car fro accessing stories and subjects on the coast. Part of your assignment is access; you may meet your subject at their place of business, but your responsibility is to establish a rapport that allows you to document their home  life, what they’re like around town, and more.

Critique

Each evening, you’ll deliver your take to your editors. They’ll offer critical feedback on your work, explain what you’ve done well, and make recommendations about what to look for during your next session with your subjects. By the end of one week working with your edit team, you’ll develop a complete photo story that’s fit for publication. 

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Connection

Despite the competitive nature of this workshop, our goal is to facilitate meaningful connections between photographers and editors—as well bas a sense of and support among your fellow attendees. We believe that a vibrant and friendly community leads only to better work and better opportunities for all of us. We want to do everything we can to bring stability to our profession—to serve as a resource, to help hone each other's craft, and to raise our collective game.